By Ed Greif
Defending co-champions professional Harry Taylor and amateur Danny Green are among the 94 entrants into the TPGA's Tennessee Senior State Open hosted by the city of Crossville. The tournament will be May 13-14 at the Stonehenge Golf Club in Fairfield Glade.
Green and Taylor tied for the championship with four-under-par 68s, and were declared co-champions after wet, rainy conditions cancelled the final round of the third tournament at Stonehenge.
Thunderstorms suspended play on the first day of the tournament, forcing 24 of the 101 participants to return early on the second to complete the first round. Stonehenge received three inches of rain in 24 hours, forcing last year's tournament to be canceled.
The tournament is open to all professionals and amateurs with a 10 handicap or better who live in Tennessee. Players must be 50 years old by May 13. There will be two divisions this year — regular senior (50-64) and super senior (65 and older).
As of April 23 ,senior professionals already registered are Bob Cox, Jeff Curtis, George Hall, Mitch Harmon, Buddy Harston, Bill Hickey, Joey Hickman, Mark Houser, Tom Kammann, Gregory Milan, Steve Munson, George Newbeck, Jack Oliver, Hank Patton, Richard Rebne and Taylor.
The amateur contingent is Eddie Bailey, John Bailey, Tom Baird, John Boswell, Donnie Bowlin, Jim Brown, Randy Bury, James Carroll, Bob Clark, Ron Cox, Wayne Crook, Tim Dinwiddie, Jerry Drewry, Mike Dye, Buzz Fly, Winston Frazier, Mike Fuller, Mike Freels, Lynman Fulton, Jeff Golliher, Steve Golliher, Danny Green, Tony Green, Ricky Gregg, Rick Harrell, Doug Harris, Eddie Hayes, Harry Hill, Jay Hoover, Michael Jenkins, Jesse L. Jones, Larry Kain, Ron Kilgore, Paul Korth, Ronnie Law, George Lloyd, Ben Long, Rob Long, Jerre Maynor, Fred McCord, Craig McElhaney, William Meadows, Dan Midgett, Gregory Milan, Mike Mixon, Todd Moreland, Pat Nanney, Thomas Nichting, Mike Nixon, Gary Pierce, Mike Poe, Steve Prosch, Thom Provow, Bob Rice, Bryan Rodgers, Pat Ryan, Doug Ryerson, David Salyers, Tom Schreiner, Rick Shoulders, Gary Siddens, Gary Simpson, Scott Smith, Randy Songstad, Harry Tarpley, John Thomas, David VanMeter, Dennis Vaughn, Jeff Vick, John Voss, JOhn Wagoner, Ron Waters, Blake Watt, Jim Webb, Pat White, Larry Wilmore, Eddie Wyatt and Randy Yoder.